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"motown" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology
"These two people who did so many things to change the way music business operates in and the music that came out of. It can't be. I mean I'm a kid. I'm a motown kit. I grew up loving everything but I could tell you flat out. I know the motown records when I would hear you would hear a record. Come on the radio on famous six. Wfl And you knew the second. You heard the first note first downbeat. It's a motown record. Absolutely I grew up with motown. My grandfather liked it. My parents liked it so we had it on all the time. It was always music. We didn't watch a Lotta TV as young kids. We listen to music or played outside. Motown was always big stevie wonder especially. I mean I remember seeing talking book is a Little Kid when my dad got it set new record and having to listen to it because I love the way stevie looked so different than everybody else out there I think we should go. Rep Up the episode. Go listening to talking book right now. It's on my ipod right there. Behind you birdie well there. It is overview of An important part of both of our lives and more importantly I think for a lot of music. Lovers lives the great motown empire up Berry Gordy long before there was an empire. Tv show he was doing it and doing it. The Right Way and I fully appreciate him in all the music that is directed collective efforts of him in his motown crew gave us through the decades here. I'm so excited to be able to talk about motown because of its rich history and the fact that it just completely blew the world away and if you look at the motown sandwich I kinda WANNA ended with the my part of the podcast. Given a little smokey Robinson quote. Because he described the motown sound perfectly people would say listen to it and they'd say they use more base or they use more drums bullshit when we were first successful with it. People were coming from Germany France Italy Mobile Alabama from New York Chicago California from everywhere just to recording Detroit. They figured it was in the air that if they came to Detroit and recorded on the freeway they'd get the motown sound. Listen the motown sound to me is not an audible sound. It's spiritual and it comes from the people that make it happen. What other people didn't realize is that we had just one studio there but we recorded in Chicago Nashville New York. La Almost every big city and we still got the sound. That says it all right there. It really does. It's a VIBE A GROOVE. The motown sound and that's going to do it for episode. Twenty three of the imbalance history of rock and roll. Hey you wanna be in touch. We've got a myriad of ways you can reach out to Marcus and I and we always like hearing from people because you know every now and then we've been prone to fuck it up so we we want you to set a straight and you can do that. You can find his first of all and social media and we just added a twitter. Feed just search imbalance history rock and roll. It's at imbalance his sto. That's all the characters they would give us. What a bunch of worship They should be able to give us the whole thing. And it's imbalance history or rock and roll on facebook. You can find us there. Our website is imbalanced. History dot com imbalanced history dot com. And you go there and you could find all the episodes and you can also reach out to his own. Our G mail account which is imbalanced his at gmail.com. This is about a lot of fun. Man We've been thinking about this for weeks and we finally get it together. And what a great episode here at dark dock media we're hanging and we are glad that you're hanging always hanging around listening to the music and reading about stuff learning and thanks to you for sharing with us. Yes thank you for everything. It's been a blast discussing motown and some of the other music subjects but motown was amazing today because we could probably do six or seven episodes on the history of motel and we will break out the owns. Yeah Hey we wanna thank rick the Fonda. You're hearing his music now. Check THEM OUT AT RICK DEFINES. Ho Dot com the new album instrumental. Rick Affonso thanks to Rick for Being are basically paying.
"motown" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology
"You mentioned the funk brothers when we were talking earlier and you know I don't think and this is something we could ask people what they think about this. I don't think that motown is what motown is our means what it means if it isn't for this group of players who were known collectively and it's quite a collection as the funk brothers. They were the backing musicians They were the guys who are providing the Panchen sometimes probably some of the IDEAS. The producer might not have had on their own. These are the guys in the studio with all these amazing artists that we've talking about so far and there's a couple people in there that I thought I wanted to at least mention Most of all one is a guy named Melvin Reagan. Better known to the world as Wah Wah Watson and I never knew the Wa wa Watts know is music I know of him but I never knew that he was a member of the funk. Brothers Ray Parker Junior. Who would go on? Yeah the ghostbusters guy. You gotta go back to the Sixties and seventies defined him there as a other James Jamerson. Who's one of the most famous bass player's ever was there from the beginning until seventy two and I didn't know this either one of your favorites in mind? Marvin Gaye was a member of the funk. Brothers has a piano player. So you got all that stuff going on and these guys were the backbone musically of what was going on there at at at motown central at Hicksville USA another little factoid about these funk brothers that you might want to know what's that they've played on more number one hits than the Beatles Elvis the rolling stones and the beach boys combined. That's what I'm talking about. Do the funk brothers provide the essential secret sauce or does it happen without him? Are they the backbone? Absolutely think about the muscle shoals musicians and the stax musicians for the southern soul and they had big hits but they did not have near the number one power. That motown had motown was a monster. Machine of number one hits just great songs so for any session guy to be considered amongst the funk brothers any session guy the would move there live there because you knew you were going to work because they were doing stuff every day sometimes day and night right around the clock. They were recording and writing and playing. That's what they did. They had so much fun. Oh my goodness well when you got something right if you're a musician and you've done any recording when you get something right that you've been working on especially in the days of four track taping. It's just a special moment and it's Magic. That's what it's all about and the artist. I mean we talked about the writers but the artists are the ones in some of them. You don't know as well as the other. I didn't know the Eisley Brothers did records for Tamla for one. Yeah they're signing like sixty six to Tamla think and There's there's just so much great music in their the child lights the contours on your Walker. And we didn't even talk about that and those guys were stellar in every every record they got on the radio and shotgun still a standard that stands the test time Gladys Knight PEPs. For God's sake she was on Seoul records up at that was part a motel. I mean you know. You don't think of hers a motown artist. The amount of artistry is just ridiculous the talent the voices and they were so gifted. They were so special plus. They had chemistry with each other. Yeah and I think like I said earlier about the bus tours. Maybe that came from being on the road together and plan on tours. Those package tours together absolutely think about all the duets that Marvin Gaye end up with TAMMI. Terrell him west end. Who's the other one that a lot of stuff with an? I'm drawing a blank. But Kim Weston who's from Philadelphia and Tammi Terrell and a few others that he did a lot of duets with over the years. But that's part of where I think it came from. And obviously yeah. Marvin is in the staple there. I'm looking at all the Martha with without the Vandellas and the miracles. Of course it's just there's so much but there's bands that I I never artists. I'd never even heard of. They had both ruffin brothers. David and Jimmy Ruffin. Were both in the family so to speak. I don't know all these people who they are. But they were all part of something amazing and you know as they have aged and sat at home go and look at their one gold record or or maybe not even that. They know that they were part of this. And it's one of those things it's a legacy that I think. Continue in their families for years. That GRANDPA was in this band or Graham Sang. Backups on that record that kind of thing you know absolutely and think about how many great rock and roll bands. The we love that have covered the daylights out of motown. Ccr's I heard it through. The grapevine is powerful but marvins is special because they're two totally different vibes motown tunes the rolling stones of covered over the years. Yes very true. And as much as their blues e guys motown was just as important to those cats as the blues are. I'm looking through in you. Know who I didn't know was part of the motown family even for a short time. Who Duane Eddy? What's veteran rocker series? And the easy beats were on rare earth. Maybe for one record. I don't know I'm looking at all this stuff and it just it continues to blow me away. The full impact of what Berry Gordy started. He had a lot of help. Along the way you could look at the major components with smokey and the Holland does your and the other writers and the Funk Brothers astern Simpson that. We're all my God. Were huge writing Combo long before they were so Do it you know as a as an ad and they stayed together forever. Yeah until he passed away they were together. You've mentioned Norman Whitfield we mentioned with Barrett Strong William Mickey Stevenson Harvey Fuqua Pamela Sawyer and Gloria Jones. Who are a little what less well-known because there are two women who worked together but those songwriting teams were potent and they were very very good at what they did. Here's one that's GonNa make your head spin and I got to look more into this on rare earth records. It says the U. F. O. Recorded an album anyway. We'll check into that one and get back to you on their update and the pointers The pointers were part of things The pointer sisters. A Billy Preston recorded for motown records this is all. In the wheelhouse of their era the sixties they had. Valerie Simpson doing a solo. Act at that point before She iniquity rating against together. But they hadn't done a duet thing yet and there's all these people and then the later years you start to see. The continuity mentioned in voice demand and Erica do or earlier in just the number of artists that kept the motown named going through the decades and the subsidiaries to from a business perspective it became a model for the music business especially for black entrepreneurs who thought that they had what it took you to look at that and see how they did things to figure out how you were going to do things and that's not just related to the black label owners. That's related to everybody. Because they were game changers at motown and for an African American to come into a very white business like this and really knock their socks off. The way he did was very challenging. I'm sure he had a lot of battles but in the end he had the right business plan. Did it the right way and part of that included putting together incredible songs. Anytime you're going to break ground you're going to face resistance and there are points in any businesses life where you have to decide if you're going to push forth when he came up against the accusations are the inferences that he had paid off the get the Tamla records on the radio. He decided okay. I'm going to push forward. I'm GonNa keep going when people told him to stay into. Trey said No. We have a lot of our businesses happening in California in. La WE'LL MOVE TO LA. They didn't completely abandoned. Detroit Lee preserved. What was there? And that's why we have the legacy preserved as much as we do on very gordy and the MOTOWN era and it was great to see him honored the way he was honored by Diana Ross. Last year was it a year before. Now I start to get a little foggy in the last couple years about wind. Shit happened has two years ago and it was just beautiful. It was just beautiful to see that moment at this stage in both of their lives..
"motown" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology
"Records named after himself. And that's where you start to see the temptations Martin Vandellas Edwin Starr on that Maroon and Yellow Label. Rick James the Super Freak started out with Gordy records the Mary. Jane Girls and team rear a later artist. Like debar was on there too and I like this their slogas. It's what's in the grooves accounts and you think about some of those artists grew pretty high. You know I am particularly fond of the temptations their entire songbook. I have multiple collections and stuff at all their Christmas albums. There was a Greek to for Christmas album with attempts one year and that was the other thing he was really good. The team at motown was really good at packaging. Christmas music with our artist performance. It was at a time when everybody was doing that. They were doing the best. I thought. And they were incredible ambassadors to White America they were incredible ambassadors to White America and one of the many brilliant strengths of Berry Gordy because we could talk about him for hours was his ability to develop these artists. Like you mentioned. Yeah and why the artist state so loyal to him he really developed them how to dress how to look how to dance choreographed their live performances to get them to move into the rhythm together so he really worked with them as acts to develop a not only him. But the whole motown Gordy records team. Well about how this whole thing came together because initially it was berry doing his thing and then he's learning stuff and he starts working with smokey who becomes like his his right hand lieutenant-general right then. There's some songwriting going on with Holland. Dozier and Holland you mentioned earlier. We were talking Barrett strong. And all these the there was such great songwriting so they would write a song and they'd here you. Maybe when the those your Holland boys got done writing it they would hear this as a Diana Ross Song. Or when smokey would write a great song he would hear it for the four tops so there was a lot of that that old. Brill Building Tin Pan Alley. Approach like songs coming at your ears. Come ON UP. Step on record them in. Everybody had hits. That's the most amazing thing about this. Is that how many fucking hit records came out of it so much so that they ended up nicknaming the MOTOWN headquarters in Detroit Hicksville USA and a proper nicknamed if you really look at it as a label they might have the most impressive discography of all the labels out there because of what they did well. They also started a bunch of secondary labels. These they already have three major labels here right huge labels for so you've got four major labels and you start checkmate records in miracle records. Which is that the country label. Now that's these are all our mb labels were specialty labels did for in country from here to the Had Mo west records and motown yesteryear records which was established in sixty four and dissolved and seventy eight VIP records. Where you'd hear the spinners and the Elgin's in artists like that we'd records a shortlist subsidiary. One release only was from Chris. Clark in one thousand nine hundred sixty nine was CC. Rides again. The album was issued in. That was about it. Their tagline was your favorite. Artists are on we. And that's what you call. That's what you call. Mark is fuck you money because you could do a label like that and do one record and go. Yep We're doing that. They did have a rock label to you. Know Rare Earth records low. Who are the bands that were on that label well? Ironically one of them was railroad Eireann. It wasn't a fight the organization to branch out into rock music. And it's funny because I was driving home from golf yesterday of Power Ritchie Race. And he had the long version of get ready with the full drum solo on there so we were jamming almost the whole way home from Goth. Listening to that Ardine Dean Taylor was on that. Labeled you know the song he was famous for. Indiana wants me. Lord. I can't go back there. Know that song the pretty things we've talked about then. Thought I guess that Love Sculpture Kiki Dee toe fat the cats and Sean Murphy. Who would later be in little. She was on rare earth records. Now the other the first white band signed to Motown I actually have a personal connection to. They were called the rustic they were from New York state. I think in the I want to say in the Binghamton area like around there. And it was rustic with an x and he was the Bass player. Bobby D Andrea was my next door neighbor's cousin. He was an older cousin. So I actually have both the single version of get ready for mirrors and the rustic album in my collection but and then there was a country thing and I didn't copy it out because I wanted to say was and they had a country division. Iii can you believe it so polar opposite but country and Hillbilly are part of the rock and roll family tree especially in the Americana so pretty interesting at the artists. That we on the songwriters. Then we gonNA talk about the funk brothers Oh we could talk we could talk about the funk brothers for an hour I think we should do a pocket poject. There's a documentary about them out. Yeah we gotTa Watch Watch so we have to do a pocket podcast on the funk brothers but we talked about how the rust six were the first white band motown even though there was still a lot of prejudice and racial strife had such a huge influence on white culture even the most prejudiced people loved their their music S. And it's funny. Because I was reading a bunch of stuff and smokey Robinson described the motown sound and how it became the basis of the northern soul movement. Because you had stacks in the south and that was like Wilson Pickett and some of those other legendary music and they had a whole studio Seattle network built in around. That same town had their thing. Yeah I know but you think about the impact that that you mentioned the cultural impact because what it did was it crossed any lines. That were remaining. Even in the early sixties. You could hear the supremes on any radio station in America and a lot of the other hits that were coming out however they got their work getting played on stations that were mostly targeted towards a white audience however it also helped spawn the R&B radio movement of the sixties as well so it gave them a lot of great songs to play and Eh. Play them they did. And that's what led to them. I mean eventually they're in the sixties nineteen seventy-two Detroit became the basis for so much in the music business but then they decided to go west. I can't believe they did that. I am shocked at that. Move just because of the history and I understand businesses business but Detroit. It's Detroit and what they did there. They changed the nation in so many ways and that doesn't change just because they changed addresses and they expanded beyond records. They formed TV specials under under the banner of motown productions with all their artists help to take a guess at that point was expanding the media universe for musicians and artists and making it their own Long before Black Entertainment Television was in existence. These guys were out there. Trying to bash down the doors in Hollywood and do for their artists in Hollywood. What they've done for them nationally and it Kinda worked. If you think about it for awhile it led to some big movies. Like lady sings the blues. In seventy two Mahogany and seventy-five Diana Ross show. She could act and Obviously the acting bonus continued with her Her daughter WHO's on that show black issues just hysterical. Historical they did other movies to Scott Joplin. Thank God it's Friday. Which was a huge movie for the disco gang right and then everybody? It's kind of where the that our generation kind grasp that whole. Thank God. It's Friday concept but from the movie. Did they do the Whiz they did? It's just going to say that same years. Thank God it's Friday. They did the WHIZ watching that new and being like then something different. The Last Dragon. Your remember the last motown that was one of their productions with Sean Connery as the Dragon. Right yes share. You look very closely. We can fleece the locals and continue to live or should dragging as long as the asshole. Who's King doesn't figure out that I ever saw as you awesome. His voice right. That's what they were doing in La. And I and I think people knew that a lot of their business was heading out that way and using videos to come and things like that it makes sense and the tone of the company stayed the same the artist's roster would change but the tone remained the same even as the executive personnel came and went and even as the went and sold the the label group initially to Polygram. But you know Marcus. Even the greatest things eventually come to an end. And the even though we'd been expanded and grown and all the things that Berry done and then sold to polygram and I think the universal after that all I can say is all things. Come to an end and I guess it was around two thousand five. They folded the label as inactive label. The label's still out there. The label will live forever. The motown records Gordy Tamla all those artists growing up. In the era we grew up. Don't you you stop and you think of Motown and the first thing you think of is that iconic label on the forty five with the map of Detroit and the blue on the bottom and all that you think of the Tam logo in that in that that was like the Maroon and Yellow Yellow Brownish yellow it was gordy records had the Maroon and the gold letters and striping and the logo and all those records are in the basement. Right here at the studio you know. So they folded in some ways. The artists were like Kinda like thumbing their nose back at the people who folded the imprint. Because now some of them are as big or even bigger than they've ever been. Well Marcus. We can't go to crooked eye to have Abreu just yet as we are still in isolation mode and the boys at crooked. I have been busy man. They've been in construction mode. What have they been building in construction mode? They've been building a stage with soundproofing. 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"motown" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology
"It's time for episode twenty three of the unbalance history of rock and roll. I'm recoup markets in the darkest. A Marcus guess where we're going this time. We're GONNA motor through this episode Braehead Mode Town on the balances year rock and roll. And it's brought to you by our good friends at crooked eye brewing in the heart. Hafbro with the cure for what ails you. Since two thousand fourteen grape bruce great people great times right there in the Hafbro and thanks to crooked eye for their sponsorship of this crazy imbalanced history of rock and roll this time talking about Berry Gordy. The man is a giant in the industry a godfather of so much ange man. This is kind of like a motown family tree as much as it is anything. It's about him. But he's the person who had the seed planted in fertile ground and let it grow and a lot of people know about the early days for Berry. He opened a record store called the three D. Record Mart and that's where he really started to get into the music business. It was his first entry into the business and I guess it was just the spirit of who he was as a guy didn't take him long before he was meeting. Other people musicians who were local people who would play huge in the motown a legacy people like smokey Robinson Miracles. Yeah can you believe that these people were playing clubs in Detroit and the area like local ban at this time before everything blew up? It's so surreal to think about these great musicians. We're GONNA talk about being local bar musician. Well that's Kinda where a lot of scenes happened from the loves. We'll talk about that. We've talked about it before. We'll talk about that again. But these guys were performers in. You know there was whole culture that evolved in Detroit around the whole motown thing. There were people who were trying to get into groups. They found a great singer. They guy who could do the bass parts and this thing and they would sing together and get themselves ready so they get that big audition for Mr Berry Gordian history. What made the music scene so vibrant and Detroit? At that time it really was a huge vibrant music scene. I don't know enough about that to talk about it here but I think that's worth looking into like for a special podcast project the fertile scene of Detroit before motown and before Gordy records. And you've got a pretty neat tale about how he got into the record business the actual record part of it. Because of the record store has connections he recorded a couple of Miracle Songs. Got A job which was a take off her a sort of offbeat cover of the song. Get A job right right. I remember that and then he got a royalty check for three dollars and nineteen cents back then which was probably fifty one hundred two hundred bucks. Today's money and that really inspired him to say. I really WANNA do this. Any begged the family for eight hundred dollars and started Tamla records Tamla records because was taken right. Yes he wanted to do it. After the Debbie Reynolds Song Tammy but somebody was already on top of that and like the name. Tammy so they did tammy records. He came up with Tamla records. And if you have old vinyl from the late sixties early seventies from that motown era I guarantee you their some forty fives or. Lp's in there that have that. Tamla LABEL ON THEM. Tamla full life later because the artists that he would sign to motown a lot of them would release on. Tamla a lot of our favorites. Which we're going to talk about and the thing that's amazing to me. The first thing I noticed when we went doing our research for this podcast I went and looked at all the labels and divisions of motown which is what you eventually bury in his family sold off to universal. And it's just amazing. Because you know you have GORDY records. That was Label it was kind of like berries. Personal imprint. Everybody knows about motown right. You had Tamla started actually before motown records in nineteen fifty nine and that's where we're talking about the list. See The list of who was on there. I mean smokey Robinson the Miracles Marvin Gaye stevie wonder the marvel. Let's were all Tamla artists and they develop that sound. Within the overall sound and motown records came along and they bought the property. That's the USA. It's a tourist. Obviously people go there and when they visit Detroit and that started a whole nother division in led to including a record. I think that was one of the first records. I heard the other day driving listening to Mary. Well Sing my guy. I was pretty early on. That was early on. It's funny you mentioned hits. Ville sometime at the end of this month on showtime I think the end of August is the Hicksville Documentary. That's been hailed about the promotion for two. Yeah so that's coming out so there's something to watch but the early days were incredible with the the lineup and the song musicians urge you that this is serious business because from these meetings. Come records that motown releases to the street. We've got to maintain our high standards created properly. We have a bad image out there. Luckily Renton top ten. The artists that are wide open data. Rawson supremes stevie wonder impatient smokey Robinson Miracles last night when he formed Tamla the bans that he was recording. We're finding so much success on the radio there were becoming whispers of Pail In the scene which him to start motown records so that he could sign people to another label. So that people didn't think everything's coming in on Tamla that dude's pay and everybody off really diverse that I found that in one of the articles that I read about the history. Always learning on the history of rock and roll. Well you mentioned the advent of motown records. It was also considered like you said. The image was squeaky clean. There were bus tours. Were all artists would travel together in one bus and the band Was backing them. All up a review style with play. You know traveling and other bus or two and those tours put a lot of people together. It created a lot of duet possibilities. Because you're on the bus for hours traveling from town to town and you get an idea to sing songs together. A lot of that would come out in recordings. I think about what came out of the actual motown label. 'cause Tamla got the whole thing started. You mentioned the reason for advancing forward and so motown starts and right away. You Got Mary Wells. You Got Diana Ross. And the supremes they were just the supremes at first and some of the great bands of my four titles. Yeah the well the miracle shore and Little Stevie one little Stephen Stevie wonder when he signed him he was twelve. I think or fingertips you. Clap your hands. Y'All and the funny thing is later in his career like in the seventy stevie wonder he would actually migrate to Tamla records. As part of the I guess the way things were changing all came in under motown now at the four tops. Which just incredible the songs. They did the harmonies. They had way they performed you know the temptations. These groups were incredible. So You keep going. Though in the motown imprint structure take off it becomes a prestige label. And then the Jackson. Five hidden late sixties after the spinners sixty six. I'm not sure of that but I know that I remember hearing the Jackson five and seeing them on TV. Probably bandstand. And I'm looking up. There isn't a kid. That's the same age as Michael Jackson. I can't believe that kids the same age as me mom and look at him. He's on stage with his brothers. It was just an incredible so I became a quick buyer of all their forty fives as they were released. And Michael stayed with Motown for part of his later stuff before he left to go solo at epic and all that stuff but they also had boys. Demand is affiliate connection air and The commodores Lionel Ritchie Solo after he left the DAS- ban and Brian McKnight later on with ninety eight degrees. Erica Badu was on motown. I didn't really realize that I just listened to her music. You know she she's Great Erykah. Badu is fantastic. You know who else was on motown records. Who's at Luther King Junior? I'm happy to John With you today. And will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom and the history of our nation. The march on Washington was released on motown records. Nineteen sixty three. Well you know. It's easy to miss powerful. We're only we're only about halfway through the first division of Berry Gordy is empire here in sixty two he decides. I'M GONNA make my own thing. And he does gordy.
"motown" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology
"Marcus Happy Memorial Day. A Happy Memorial Day. The you too as well you know. It's got a cool. We like to honor America when we can't because we love living here. I mean no matter what people listening around the world might think we love this country and we're the good Americans is we are but it is Memorial Day when we honor those who gave all in the service of their country and a lot of people are taking some time off to reflect. And we're doing that as well. And we thought it'd be fun to present Classic EPISODE OF THE PODCAST. That people could enjoy in the spirit of America. I agree it's one of our favorite episodes. We recorded at right before we joined the Pantheon podcasts. Row Words Right. So it's one of our older episodes but it's about a subject that is has a huge branch in the history of rock and roll. And that's motown and what motown did and what influenced in every way music culture life. It's unbelievable absolutely a huge label. And if I were to have to pick a greatest label of all time I would say number. One Hands Down Motown is the greatest rock and roll label of all time because of what it did in the late fifties early sixties. In through the seventies the power of motown during that fifteen year period is just Gargantuan. And I just want to attest to the fact before we play the episode that. There's no one holding a blowtorch to his feet. He is expanding upon his love of motown in a true genuine manner. We both grew up loving the music of motown. And that's why we settled on this episode to send out your way along with whatever you're doing this Memorial Day holiday. Thanks for tuning into the imbalance history of rock and roll and all with the show..
"motown" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology
"Must came up to me and that was very well soon. Smokey Robinson beat me to the punch which and the me too era is a little iffy. It's not quite like carole. King and Phil Spector's infamous. He hit me and it felt like a kiss. But it's Kinda hard on the line Yeah Oh yeah and then the next group up is the marvel ads and the marvelous. I think it overlooked between the miracles and the SUPREMES And one thing that I had been oblivious to despite reading good half dozen motown books and multiple documentaries is that they were quote unquote suburban Hicks for inks. It's sort of a Detroit thing that people out of out of town don't understand or don't care about perhaps but it was definitely an interesting dynamic. Yeah because you'd have the this liquor more sophisticated. Detroit artists people who live here whether they were born in the south or not Went to high school here and inkster You know most of the suburbs that were that far from Detroit at that point. Their almost excerpts to you know as far as that goes you know they were a lot more rustic than they are today away not not as many people and that as many businesses whatever and yeah they were considered Hicks. It's like where are you from inkster? What how long drive. Drive out there and they. They didn't have the hip nightclubs. And things like that. You had to drive into the city for that so they felt a little behind. But you know on the other end. They brought their own song with them and not a lot of girl groups. Were doing that at the time and and it wasn't just any saw. Yeah please Mister Postman so that that was huge to bring a song quality and that of course that ended up just putting motown on the map and actually making them enough money that they could invest in the other acts and actually get off the ground. Pay Some bills go into the black? Perhaps for the first time so that was it was just beyond huge. I think it shows you though that the openness there to wherever a good song comes from they were gonNA listen to it wherever a good group comes from. They were going to listen to it. They they didn't have a preconceived notion so that they they did well and it was. It was not an auspicious start. I think was a snowstorm. They had to try and get here to downtown. Detroit from From inkster and they managed to make it anyway. But you know they're they're story is so dramatic. It was told in a musical that didn't make it out of Detroit I don't believe it was called now that I can dance. And it Kinda told the story of early motown through the marvel that's narrative and that that really should have gone to Broadway. Maybe it's still will someday while hope maybe to get a chance to see it some time and that sort of interested me was how young they were released. Girls Fifteen sixteen when I started and hit big. Yeah glad if Gordon was only fifteen. The other girls were sixteen Wanda was a little older. She had graduated from high school but The rest of them were still in high school exactly. But this is you know you're going to go to motown. Oh forget about forget about school do that. So that was extremely exciting for them and they again people should seek out the video on youtube of them at the Apollo. It's just so fun to watch. And they were a group that like you said that they made motown a lot of money but not a lot was invested in them. They're another group that mentions that they didn't get the choreography training from Chile Atkins. They didn't get the charm schools and they certainly didn't get the favored nation status Diana Ross and supremes got with a bit got it but they got it later 'cause In all fairness to motown they didn't have that at the time they were running doing everything by the seat of the pants. So it's true of the early supremes as well I guy was reminding myself that Linda Lawrence who is in the later supremes when she first saw them in back east and Philadelphia. She really disparage these red dresses. They were wearing and they were probably made. By Diana's MOM and the rest of the girls Diana was very good as a high school seamstress herself. But you know how it or maybe you don't know having you know if you lost my sister make a few but never well handmade dresses or not gonna look as good as something you got you get Fifth Avenue. That's made for you. So it was true the very marble they just had a longer period of time where they were wearing the down market dresses and they weren't they didn't have the Child Atkins Choreography. But if you see the later stuff. We're Wanda on lead vocals Like don't mess with Bill. They're doing the smooth movements that Charlie would require women to do and they're a little more groomed looking in those they have some pretty dresses on then The early stuff at the Apollo. It's all pretty wild and fun. And let's here at one of their later period. They had they had a renaissance with smokey Robinson later in in the career and and this is don't mess with Bill. By the mother..
"motown" Discussed on Rolling Stone Music Now
"But you had to do it but it was just a rhythm thing. I'm tempted dunks. I mean I love the rhythm thing you know so is ease. Baby Baby. Don't do it. Don't do it there and then go down to the river. That was all part of a when you're sitting in church to be honest with you. And they give you this baptized and I can remember when I was baptized and I remember the the minister. Blessed me down in the water pulling me back so all event you know a little break. My heart I was it was once again. It was that was the easy one because I just tied all whatever that spiritual thing is a gospel stuff it I picked up and I just made it palatable to females you know. Don't break my hobby. I never liked this song much I mean I didn't think much of it would just attracted there. I don't know I think we might have done it did it for a b side or something you know and I heard a few people really like I said wow. I was really really very surprised years later. I had a better appreciation for you. I mean I love the way Marvin Gaye did and the other records. I heard I heard it. Bud the WHO or the bath was who own a digital video of it and I saw on TV. And I was shocked. Then the degree job to you know what I mean a great job baby. Don't you do it? I said wow. Don't you break my heart? Newness go down to the river and that I'll be I mean I loved it. It was really really good. Where do you remember about the the music of that coming together because there is a group thing more than the most right was well? We want to do some kind of RB songs that time separate ourselves and do a little more than a pop. That's what really happened. That's why we came up with the song now Nowhere to run Martin Vandellas. There is a bed of the times coming in nine hundred sixty five and there's a bit of Vietnam and everything else subtle. Because you weren't the idea was very wasn't too big on overt protests music. But it's slipping in there right with the song like that. Well not really seat. Lama came up with that title and understand. He came with the title because of a person he was going to the service. But see when Lamont would come up with. Kyle's even necessarily in pushing never did tell me how wider came up. He just felt it and gamma with an when they cut the track. They gave me this track with nowhere to run nowhere to her. So typically me. I had to write it from a female point of view and this would idea never knowing about Vietnam above of being some being associated with with someone in the have. I had no idea. I wouldn't like that way. I wouldn't have been in any way not that way because I didn't feel comfortable writing about things that didn't know about all I had to write. Something I believe was appealing because I was writing for them to be here. I want to make money. That was my whole object of writing in the first basic log. Me One. I wanted to make money. What do you remember about Alan Brown? No we're nowhere to hide. All I do remember that I went out in the studio and back in the studio with outside and got some chains views the chains on like on the Begbie just to create a different kind of on you and me and And I loved it every just a great song great song. That's all I can remember that. Yeah because Brian you were also the main producer of although the engineer to engineer almost songs they kept busy. Yeah running down who? Mike would lump now. Berry was very aware of the low. End The base and that was. I think he'll went. Mckearney listened to motown records. That was the first thing he knows it. The the base was much more presence. Roy was the trick there. The trick was used to basis. Who are Jamerson Jayme Jameson? Which is Great? It's basically I know new of We see him and then another bass player. Also I can't remember the guy's name but We use to get a real base rumbling. Sound it'll mean that the people will feel was their engineering trick as well. Well well not a trick. Borough tactic yeah is a technique to balance them so where it would work it. I'm not going to money. You know what I mean but you know what I noticed Woodbury. I started built the studio. He wasn't really engineer in the first place but he quit was that The sophisticated at that time and the ball. We WanNA head. What eight tracks or something by a trash so Berry Gordy for whatever reason when he would go for bass drums and he had a tendency to push the base up and the backbeat up. No one was really mixing light debt. You know he just felt putting that base up because the first of all the base moving was very strong because the pacifistic ation of the base that we play with us and he was appointed to backbeat that will give the drive so he instinctively started doing that. And like I said when nobody else was doing and everybody else's records you know you know capital. Rca and whatever they would just this normal what they called normal basis. They put the base. They're headed there and you but to us. The base in that bag was really the key you know. Nobody else was functioning like that. We will function at these rick in a very strong aggressive style so he instinctively started doing that so we instinctively stop mixing that way and if so call. We looked around and it keeps in a motown sound and in women's student. Basically guess what he said you know. He said we're trying to get the sound that they have in these major record companies. He said we found. He's found out they trying to get ourselves serious. Can you imagine that they're trying to get asked? And I mean there was mind blowing to me because our equipment wasn't sophisticated. Yeah but we had good solid equipment. You know when it were but we took the most out of it by making it dominant and creating that rhythm thing so it just created the whole part I. I think it was responsible to fill in so-called MO- downside because none of the musicians I mean the producers and writers didn't S- producing right alike but.
Trio of astronauts leave ISS and return to Earth
"Record setting space. Travelers return to Earth a trio space travelers. That was returned to Earth this morning from the International Space Station including NASA's astronaut Christina Koch. Who set a record for longest single spaceflight by a woman at three hundred twenty six extreme days? Also coming home was USA astronaut Luca Parma Tunnel. Who now has spent a total three hundred sixty seven days in space into missions more days than any? Es a astronaut in history of course the crew of expedition sixty one also included Russian. Cosmonaut and so US commander Alexsandr screw guate- I destroyed that WHO completed his third mission for a total of five hundred forty six days in space putting him in fifteenth on the all all time in space listen they landed in Kazakhstan at fourteen eight or twelve. Am Eastern Standard Time. Southwest other motown of Dijon Kazakhstan so Congratulations and the nicest here. They made it back safe.
Top 5 Super Bowl Halftime Shows
"Jennifer Lopez issue here will rock the Superbowl come Sunday so what are the best Superbowl halftime performances ever number five beyond say who knocked out the power in the second half in two thousand thirteen number four Springsteen he slid across the stage on his knees in two thousand nine number three vernal Mars who's done throwback Motown jackets in two thousand fourteen number two you too raised and dropped the names of the nine eleven victims and number one free to perform purple rain in the pouring rain in two thousand seven the every half time show ranked on WTOP dot coms entertainment page and WB entertainment editor Jason friend
"Friends" theme song writer Allee Willis dies at 72
"Song writer alley Willis's died of cardiac arrest at the age of seventy two CBS news correspondent but Michigan has more perhaps you don't know the name but you know the songs songwriter Allee Willis brought so much joy into the world as the co writer of earth wind and fire hits like September and the television theme known to millions this way she was born and raised in Detroit loving the music of Motown the songwriters hall of fame member once told The New York Times I very thankfully have a few songs that will not go away but they're schlepping along nine hundred
"motown" Discussed on The Doomsday Podcast
"Sometimes we talk talk about situational pass rushers guys that will come in on third down all the cowboys. Now have a situational pass receiver a player player in In Amari Cooper who just kind of comes in make some big catches and then goes back off the field. He seems banged up. But the good news for the cowboys is Michael. Michael Gallup in Randall. COBB just had huge days for them and I thought showed a lot of toughness. COBB had one that he may be should have made a play on play. Touchdown was a great catch. Hit with a by defender was called for a personal foul held onto the ball. That was that was nice. And then Gallup made it incredibly physical play when you're on the forty one yard catch and and you're you're seeing a quarterback go go it. That's the thing early index career. He didn't really have the confidence in his receivers oriented fraternity that but also to throw guys open or would like go up and let guys make plays now. Part of this was helpful. When you have a team like Detroit who is struggling in the secondary in ball somehow? Just go all right through Darius sleighs. Would you like me to put that into some kind of context. I mean I like the way I said it but yeah yeah go ahead. Well I like the way you said. I'm just kind of supporting your old car please. Random statement no factual basis. It's an IT's an observation. Yeah that was some some facts love it. Love it when you're go ahead head. So the lions have allowed multiple touchdown passes without an interception now in five straight games. That's the longest active streak in the NFL and tied for the longest streak in lions history. It is for the fourth longest streak in the NFL. So yeah the lions have a great Corner Warner enslaved and he did a good job taking away. Cooper when Cooper was on the field but the cowboys resourceful enough and had enough depth as I mentioned earlier the wide receiver position can still come up with two two hundred yard receiver. Two hundred yard receivers a pair of two hundred yard receivers so that you don't get that confused. Yeah so I think I supported the point you made. No I appreciate that I I liked that I please please always jump in I. I will say this Also you had the great performances. I agree with you. You know. I've been calling for more ajar win every time and I I never know if it's it's because Witton slowed down so much or Jordan's actually that athletic but you get them out in the Open open-field and the guy is seemingly electric he. He makes a place but went and made some great place today. whitten made a catch across the middle. That thing was kind of in traffic and that was not easy that was away from his body and he made he made a nice catch so I mean we have. We have wanted that around here for years. And years some sort of complimentary the minaret situation at tight end lo and behold they may have it would jar went in whitten able to. I think witten has finally allowed some of these guys to actually joined him on the field. There are some three tied in looks that they have and even the young Schultz had a catch today. They got scholten space. That was his second second. Another priority is the yes very much so that was his second. Catch of the season but I I thought there were a lot of good things by the way DAX final stats in case. We haven't mentioned this twenty six hundred forty three hundred ninety three yards three touchdowns zero interceptions. That's a hundred and twenty two point. Two one twenty two point two passer rating and In in our buddy are you know we have so many staff members here. Ross Hudson had this number. Ed had three hundred and seventy seven drop backs this year that includes of course saxet everything and on ten plus yards per completion. That's happening adding thirty four point three percent of the time. I'm pretty high forty outstanding. Yeah well you know I remember as we're talking about the evolution of the cowboys offense since under Kellen Moore and with deck DAK Prescott becoming a much more prominent entrusted quarterback in the passing game. Remember last year. Jerry said Ed that their offense could be equal of the rams and we all laughed right. We thought it was the most preposterous preposterous Jerry's but I'm not gonNA say the most preposterous statement of all time because Jerry's made so many outlandish claims that it's hard to kind of quantify them rank them but that's seemed delusion at the time and now it's not this. This is the sixth time that they've scored more than thirty points and they won every one of those games they had five hundred yards of offense for the second time this season they averaged seven point two yards of play converted sixty two percent on third down and again you just Prescott was not sacked act in the game. He used his mobility to be an influence to be a factor in the game in the way that he failed to do last week. For whatever reason there's one game name just one every year where Prescott does not run the football at all. And they've lost the last three times that's happened today. He ran the ball six times for for eighteen yards but it was effective and they're virtually invincible when he carries the ball and plays a physical game that he did and like like like you. We saw from him today. Yeah have you noticed that Shades of Romo when he does that little pirouette move. It's a little slower. When he doesn't Romo Romo used to kind of that was one thing? Obviously he's more athletic. I believe than Tony but Tony had that little move where he could put a little spin on them and DAX devolve will develop that thing. He's doing more and more and much like Donovan. mcnabb been rothlisberger when you think. Think of those guys. Ed You remember how incredibly strong they were in their lower body at being able to shake guys off sadly I saw it when Baylor was playing against jalen hurts parts last night. He's got that incredible lower body strength and they're just able to shake guys off and to your point that is I just tickets. It's a huge thing that DAX using and boy he keeps plays alive. And if you do that. Somebody's going to finally come open and they even they have enough confidence offense for him now to did you see that one play. They didn't make it but they sit cooper they literally rolled Dak roll right in. They they ran cooper all the way across the route all the way or the other corner of the end zone and he tried to hit him on that you just let him a little bit. You know there's a there's a there's a pretty big trust factor right now there. It seems like I mean and I think that makes all the difference in the world that the quarterbacks Ben empowered and he's produced a desired results. I mean we're talking about this before we started And and this is the most prolific in terms of yardage. Three game passing streak. We've ever seen in the history of a cowboys franchise that. Oh by. The way has two quarterbacks in the hall of fame and Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman was a different era. Obviously and then Tony Romo who holds all of the cowboys. Passing records was is a direct predecessor to Prescott. Nobody ever thought we'd be talking about Prescott Breaking Tony. Romo's passing records right. I mean it was going to have to be you're GONNA have to. He's never are going to be the kind of passer that Romo was. I thought that He's he's proven wrong. It's proven US wrong. that his skill set in this regard was far better from a ceiling standpoint standpoint than we envisioned and his work ethic is is the one thing I think that's fairly been compared to a guy like Tom Brady and this guy's is all about football. It's all he cares about. He lives for it. He works for the success. He's Ad and he's reinvented the cowboys offense as a result and now he's the subject of a lot of people had made fun of his His routine before the game with a little Whatever that is to kind of hit more off the hip yes the hip twist that he did and then today when the winds Zeke what he can do that what aggravates me? Everybody makes fun of it. Oh you think hey this this is a legitimate part of what he's doing. Yeah what's what's made him successful to be mocked for it to be all uptight. I have a great sense of humor I think but wow now see so. You'll get everybody. Well I just liked it. You have an Uber. I know I know I think most people that have a good sister. Humor need to go ahead and call all that out and let people know that they do. Yeah because I know it's something he take seriously. I guess he takes seriously. I think he's getting a kick out of people doing it but his own teammate. And I think he I think he found that pretty funny. Even I could laugh at that. Okay good good. You found the you've failed to humor in that. We are going to get to stretch you in a minute. I want you and I over on this. No no never forget about him. I want to update you an injury but I can. I say something about the Hudson Financial Group. Are you aware that they are all sud soon is part of the put that together grew you know without you telling me I figured that out. That's good that's good and he obviously brings some great things to us now. You can find them on facebook H F G ventures slash. Hudson financial. Group is a good way to As we say this Fritos like filming him to show Ross on camera apparently it is a full service independent insurance a consultant group that that has been built with relationships over the past thirty one years in ed one of the great things they do. Let's say for instance you have home insurance. Ed You have auto insurance okay. You have all those things. Well they can do that with them. And then you can start to build on that and what they're great at is is sort of having having that sort of lifetime relationship with people and and then of course Ed with you. There's a lot of complex financial decisions that have to be made while they're yeah because of kind of some things that have happened to you and your career. They're there for that and they can follow through Randy Hudson kind of the godfather of this thing thing four year Letterman ed. This is the football tie. In at the University of North Texas eighty four eighty eight played tackle played little guard. It opens some holes back in the day. I mean that was when i North Texas was the main green. Were pretty strong. There are a little bit going through some lean time against mean Joe Greene in practice. Practice though right medial jewelry would have preceded him significantly older than Randy. Yeah radio as I just told you played the mid eighties means Joe would have been like in the early seventies fry in that whole gang. You're listening Terai dead over there getting status or texting a coach or something Hudson Financial Group so glad to a have them find him on facebook. Let me give that one more time. H F G ventures slash Hudson Financial Group. That's a great way to get in and I've had a lot of people reaching out to me asking me about Hudson Financial Group. Thank you great to have that big time presenting sponsor that we have okay. We'll get to stretch here in a little bit Ed. There's some issues with this team with this cowboys team. They won thirty five twenty seven. They played against Jeff Driscoll driscoll a man making his second start. Now he's one in six as a starter he had some starts with all he did for the lions. That's it second. Start for the lions but had careers starts. But he's a big dude that runs around a little bit. He's kind of athletic. I was somewhat impressed with him. And of course when we talked to stretch I think he's going to have an issue issue with the way these cornerbacks cover and of course they're down at cornerback at some point today I think Donovan Wilson played the first snap of the season. I defensive snap of the season from him and so there were some issues with the secondary. Although I think you'd have to say the the defensive line did get after driscoll risk some so. There were some good and bad on on the defensive end of things. Well I think And maybe we'll talk about this more later but the the pass rush has been pretty good eh but there just hasn't been the companion to that you would expect to find which is turn overs because once again the cowboys could not forces four single turnover from Jeff Driscoll and I do think that they can dominate upfront. And that'll be a big part of. What do they succeed or not next week against Tom Brady but the thing is they might be able to dominate up front? But they're still going to need big time and points against the Patriots and for most teams. That has been hard to come by and I just wonder in Foxborough if it gets a little chilly..
"motown" Discussed on The Doomsday Podcast
"Doomsday podcast. After a cowboys thirty five twenty seven victory Detroit a rare opportunity for Doomsday to Have Edward Back in studio. It'll be in Foxborough next week but for this weekend. He's been traveling a lot. We had him home. He is in the free donation. Production Studio Ed. Great to have you back Just really neat to see you in person and and just be around you in the studio. It's just it makes us all presence really as and horror I think to the show. Gosh it just sounds better and plus and we've had you recently up in the suite. We certainly were up in the sweet those we're very late those. ESPN keeps you up very very late. This is better this is tonight. We're taping this thing. What about hour and a half after the name amy mic? Where I'm off love it? The noon perfect where you're all cast in fact I've talked to ESPN and they're going to make this happen. The rest of the year on noon game. I know your history and I know nobody at. ESPN would dare speak to you. Hey they they put they put Chris Fowler on with me this week so that was very nice of them Fowler. Oh Yea Chris Fowler came on as we were preparing people for the Baylor. Oh you game. College historic collapsed. That was that was even worse than the Atlanta Falcons in the Super Bowl. Yeah you you you said something about. You tweeted something that people liked about. You thought I would be more insufferable than usual. Baylor continued down suffer by said more difficult Michael to more difficult and then the bears. The bears were not able to Leave I'd like the sounds of that. It's with a heavy heart. I do this show. Yeah it was it was ugly but ed it you do it is different. I know you love being there and being on top of things and being in the locker room but when you can sit there and watch the broadcast it it does bring you a little bit different perspective in his We're going to get all the break it down from every which every which angle but just you're kind of visceral. Aw Gut reaction to this game. Do you feel like are you are. Would you be highly encouraged for cowboys fans. Do you think that they I mean. There are some Excitement that should be going around or do you look at it. More of the glass half empty. Well the defense get lit up at times by Jeff Driscoll well they had the good unfortunate of missing the lions playing with Mac through Stafford. But that didn't do them any good a couple weeks ago when they played a loss to the saints without drew brees they. They still haven't beaten a team with a winning record now. All that goes away if you go on the road and win at New England next week. It's defending super bowl champions. You don't have to win any other games to prove prove your legitimacy if you beat the patriots in their own building but we'll we'll talk about that more later I think the overwhelming takeaway from today's game is is what a great philosophical shifts that. We've seen offensively from where this team started. The season with Ezekiel Elliott. It the last three years being the center piece of the offense couldn't win if he wasn't productive to the point. Now where the guy who's most prominent and the offense is the quarterback Dak Prescott. The cowboys are playing. The kind of football that gets teams to super bowls. In this modern era of offense they were trying to play against the grain in previous years winning with the running game and the defense. And now they're just like the rams and the chiefs and then the Patriots and the saints in we're trying to play average defense. We're GONNA win with an offense that can score thirty points a game. Yes it's it's more exciting to watch it. It does seem to be more effective. And we'll see if they decide to stick with that but it was remarkable to see and see the commitment to that is the cowboys. Improved to six and four. It is time for the Doomsday podcast..
Taylor Swift blasts Scooter Braun after being 'banned' from performing her music on TV
"There's another there's another round in the fight between Taylor swift and scooter Braun yeah I am even read this so I I read it I will be glad to read it for you because so let me just give you a quick background Scott Borchetta and scooter Braun big music executives Scott Borchetta owned the label that Taylor swift worked with for the beginning of her career Scott Borchetta was also on the last season of American idol on fox by the way if you're with your trying to figure out why that name sounds familiar okay records yeah then Scott sold back to scooter Braun now scooters behind Justin Bieber blah blah blah anyway so remember this story started a couple months ago when when scooter and Taylor fighting over her old tracks use that now scooter owns them Taylor wanted to own them scooter basically is that people said no Paul Walker right well there is a new is a new around to this fight and let me read you what Taylor swift posted yesterday on her Instagram account and then we will discuss well it looks like did she do a lead role well luckily I have it luckily I have the jester okay here we go it's still on my side still she wasn't on Instagram it was on her Twitter here go dies it's been announced recently that the American music awards will be honoring me with the artist of the decade award at this year's ceremony I've been planning to perform a medley of my hits throughout the decade on the show Scott Borchetta and scooter Braun have now said that I'm not allowed to perform any of my old songs on television because they claim that would be re recording my music before I'm allowed to next year additionally and this isn't the way I had planned on telling you this news Netflix has created a documentary about my life for the past few years Scott and scooter had to climb the use of my older music or performance footage for this project even though there is no mention of either of them or big machine records anywhere in the film Scott Borchetta told my team that will allow me to use my music only if I do these things if I agreed to not re record copycat versions of my song next year which which is something I'm both legally allowed to do in looking for two and also told also told my folks that I need to stop talking about him and scooter Braun I feel very strongly that sharing what is happening to me could change the awareness level for other artists potentially help them avoid a similar fate the message being sent to me is very very clear basically be a good little girl and shut up or you'll be punished this is wrong neither of these men had a hand in the writing of the songs they did nothing to create the relationship I have with my fans so this is where I'm asking for your help please let scooter and Scott know how you feel about this office good scooter also manages several artists who I really believe care about what other are of a care about other artists in the work please ask them for help with this I'm asking that maybe they can talk some sense into the men or exercising could control over someone who just wants to play the music she wrote wall walk all wow that is something else she's saying her fans to let them know how they feel I mean yeah he's just taking the power of her massive fan base than just throwing it out them yeah this is a big deal I the way she worded it is I think it's great I mean she's basically laying it out there on the line saying this is exactly what they told me don't talk about us and also take back that you were going to re record your songs because that's going to you know she makes it slightly different people know which version to download they're not going to have not gonna be making money off that library anymore and that know what they're afraid of sell very powerful here's we could go back and forth and there is an argument to be made about contracts and the business aspect of this I'm sure that Scott and scooter are protecting what they feel is there's there's there's there's there's a discrepancy over winded Taylor no this is whatever yeah can we can debate the finer points of the business aspect here's where the rubber hits the road though this is not a good look for these two guys no way in in in the realm of public perception and in public relation this is not a good look again they may be totally and they may be there are there are probably areas of this were Taylor is in the wrong but I'm telling ya in the court of public opinion that doesn't matter perception will become reality in there and the perception is that one line that warm lining Taylor's message of these these guys ezer want this woman to shut up and do what they say is just revolting that they feel like they can communicate this way and get away with it still is just like he's gonna tell everybody don't you know I mean don't make her mad she's a very powerful woman then you're trying to take her power away and it's all about money and I wish that other artists would not work with them I mean I don't know them personally but I wish that just for the sake of the music industry and artists owning their songs and and all the nastiness that's going on especially on my gosh with Motown and everything like that is you know can we please just work with people who are decent and you know the only way the you can do that and show that you you know download our new songs when she re record so next year I would say that so that we can show what we feel about it for sure also also both of these men are on a level of find him so independence that is outstanding I mean if that's alright and it's like you don't know anybody that rich so my point being is let it go white this is not you're the you're on the losing side of a public relations battle and for your for the sake of your own reputation in business is this worth it why don't you just sell her because obviously she's going to fight this and I'll say it again whether she is fundamentally right or wrong she is obviously going to continue to fight this in the court of public opinion is this worth it to you sooner
Blanco Brown on being discovered as a child
"When all of you guys are in an apartment I get that to Iceland with all my cousins you just live where you can live right everybody's trying to to to have enough money to pay rent sometimes you gotta make your move together a bunch bunches lived in a trailer for a while much of a bunch of apartment so like I get that and also know me I was the kid in the group that was I'm going to get out and I'm GONNA use education like that was my thing it sounds like yours was music music way early yeah the first deal now seven you what am I doing I was seven years old and and how did that come about and how did you get to a place where someone could see you at seven to go I like that kid man that's a good question I I never really got to say I never asked that question I just know that we were were recording in new records like just like that I just remember who it seven years old discovers you it was new star Rex Guy by the name of Anthony Richardson an owner if he discovers somebody took us to him you know what I'm saying I really can't remember how it happened you're seven years old yeah I just know we were singing recording practicing going to school we by the way me my brothers okay so you were you guys like in a singing group group how many were there called times three because it was three of us are brothers and it was just the X. would apostrophe S. three where were you in the age group of the three brothers I'm in the Middle Okay Yeah and so you got with the goal of of what I know you're only seven but looking back were they trying to break you guys as like Jackson five but the X. as the three more so like another bad the creation can meet some singing brothers because we really saying like you know what I'm saying but Jackson five it was that would have been harder doesn't file there man they weren't legislator after they were legendary though they had to even start at yeah but I'm just saying like by the time we you were yeah they were already like Jackson Five. ABC's good like another bell vo to all those groups were around that time to where all you guys just singing because hip hop stuff to just thinking and I was the wraparound the group so wait were you rapping I was like the the the but if from immature who are the sexy talking I did the sexist seven and eight I'm telling you you know all this time I've been playing around Oh yeah I've been playing with my gi Joe's and pogs girl and I've been thinking about you I know I'm nine man that is hilarious I know I'm in third grade girl but I'm drinking milk yeah so that's kind of how growing up I was I didn't how to confidence to sing so they will give me the parts while I was more like mellow talking Canada rapin Canada singing Adams found my singing voice until like fifteen sixteen so you're fifteen sixteen are you still in school yeah definitely graduate high school yet okay so you're singing all the way through high school all the we are you known as that kid the kid in high school like we're all noticed something I was nerd I was known as the singer Okay so you're singing all the way through and as you go through up until about twelve th grade at that point what is your biggest break before you graduate high school Aw I mean we met with a guy named Dr Massenburg he was over at motown and we were about to do a deal met him at the Intercontinental Embark Eh right by mall he looked me my brothers and my mother in the face a y'all have no words Mama they've been able to take care everything we won't sign wing you sat like two weeks later found out he was no longer with Motown town that was one of the moments that was like a huge moment and then do you think he lied to your do you think he got fired in the process of signing you on if you got fire of he just some happen where he just left but I just know the deal didn't happen right and after that outkast we don't want to deal with outkast you know it was you know at that term life they would just a dope group whose from Atlanta like Guy and I remember me with them and they wanted to sign my younger brother to a solo deal so he's going to do a solo deal and then you know me and my older brother like okay cool ooh that'd be fine once he gets all the way where he needs to be he he brings home and then that didn't go away we plan to either you know what I'm saying they're signing him he ended up signing to a whole another deal and he came up with a song or a few songs and yeah I mean what what what when you meet with outkast do you actually meet with Andrei Big Boy Yep like the guy show up and they're like all right this is the plant so they were doing things outside side of outcasts way early even before they blew up they were they will Purple Label and my dad actually just takes me that pitchy like two days ago and my phone like of us in the same room with them without shirts on taking pieces with them yeah so that didn't work out you graduate High School Yep and what's the plan then for you musically 'cause high school probably big deal to graduate high school what's for me where am I hold my whole life I was told you know stick to my art I went to school for art I got a Bachelor of fine arts in so we're not college though from high school to College Okay Okay so you then you decide to go to school where are you going to school where did you go to school I went to you okay and your thought when you go to college is Blank Finish College or learn music or make friends and my really my thought would college was be the person that went to college and if that don't work out just note that music is always number one either way I went down just you know pretty much as their are had degree and what did you study in school art so you study art but you're doing music yup okay so you're studying well what does it what does study aren't though what does that mean I mean I mean you go through all our theory in like paintings yet I sculptures like an op the not even music like you're a whole different track I I did I did all that like sculpturing and websites from dream we would Mac with three D. and do all that so even less than digital art stuff too yep and then if you were to have this let's just journey off a bit and let's say the music stub you end up getting an art degree if you were to pursue that what would you have done an art Oh man you know cartoon network or something yeah voice overs with some animations I could tell just Bella anything you can yeah a Squirrel Squirrel Squirrel pretty good duck one one one one more minute okay let's do more does it isn't an easy one how about a platypus because we have no idea what applaud sounds like I don't know okay maybe but earnestly XLII music was always the forefront but I didn't have confidence to do it I didn't have the confidence in myself so I just I just wanted to figure out how to be a part of it I started engineer straight out of college I started engineering so like the sound engineering so if you're listening right now what that is you had a computer and and you're basically adjusting the levels of everything to break it down like a five years old so your your engineering music and where do you learn those skills to be a music engineer one of my homies hey daryl showed me how to use the controls twenty four and I start messing around with it and then next thing you know I was engineering engineering recording for the Wow Gospel compilations and stuff dip set itself taught yet your friend just said here here here's the kind of how to do it then you just took an indigenous
"motown" Discussed on DISGRACELAND
"Stories about the rise of motown records insane the record label's founder berry gordy was once pimp star singer martha rees once held at gunpoint star a singing group the four tops patrolled the stage of their concerts in the jim crow south with loaded pistols for protection and the record label success was believed by many to be a direct result of an illicit partnership with the motor city mafia motown records is by any measure one of the most successful music industry endeavors of all time and was undoubtedly one if not the most successful black owned music business of its day the music in the megastars motown produced smokey robinson diana ross stevie wonder and the in five defined a generation their impact remains tattooed onto the skin of both black and white america were lives on beloved by men and women of all ages from all backgrounds to this day i cannot think of the nineteen sixties without hearing an indelible motown swinging in the background but that's stories marred by rumours rumors at the record label in its innovative owner were controlled by the quote unquote black hand of the white american mob rumors that this day still circulate despite claims to the contrary by motown alone mafia or no mafia there's one thing that is one hundred percent certain and that visit motown records made great music undeniably some of the greatest music ever made that music you heard at the top of the show that wasn't great music that was a precept loop from mellow tron called mellow red sauce MK one i played that loop because i can't afford the rights to mule train gene by frankie laine and why would play that specific slice of jackass cheese can i afford it because that was the number one song in eric on january eleven nineteen fifty and that was the day berry gordy fought his last fight as an amateur boxer and began seriously considering a career you're in the music industry thus setting the course to forever change the sound of teenage america on this pistol packing four times.
Motown's First Lady Claudette Robinson
"I'm Johnny Hansen Junior and welcome to another edition of and Black America on this week's program motown sixty years of Hicksville the USA with cloud at a net Robinson founding member of smokey Robinson and the Miracles Kim black uh-huh. I just couldn't get in the gross helps eight needs today. Everybody everybody gets real excited when I say Berry Gordy but he wasn't as well known at that time but smokey actually knew who he was because smokey you look at the hit parade magazine that was out in that magazine actually had Lee had the lyrics listed of the song as well as the song writer or writers and he has seen Mr Gordie's name down there so he was oh boy. You know I'm getting opportunity to see this famous guy well. I must admit admit I had never heard of Mr. I guess really sheltered or something and I've thought who is is because smoking was so excited he he was like oh so at the end of that. Mr Gordy said he'd like to work with us on February nineteenth nineteen fifty eight miracle. I I single gotTa job was released in nineteen sixty. The song shop around became motown's first million seller that same year Motown L. Founder Berry GORDY stored on Claudette Robinson the official title of quote First Lady of motown into quote born Claudette Rogers in New Orleans. She was bright and adventurous like many contemporary. She developed her talent in the sanctuary. The family moved to Detroit Royd was she excelled academically with honors and graduated from Commerce High School at the age of fifteen. She attended Wayne State University through a sophomore year here. Before joining the Marine Corps reserves the miracles career has spanned more than five decades group has so more than sixty million records in two thousand nine commemorating their golden anniversary in the entertainment industry the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce on Miracles with a star on the Hollywood boulevard walk walk of fame as motown founder Berry Gordy stood at the podium. He's saying we quote without two miracles. There will be no motown and of quote. Ah Recently Robinson was in Austin Texas to participate in the summit on race in America and the opening of the Grammy Museum's new exhibit motown the sound L. of young America Roberson said down with them Black America for this exclusive interview born in New Orleans. You all moved to Detroit. Actually I moved to Detroit. When I was eight years old? I was living with my grandmother at the time and she passed away and my mom came for me because I was actually living doing with my grandmother at the time and we moved to Detroit on the west side of Detroit us now going back in the day in Detroit. Well you know when your kid everything is wonderful and amazing first of all I saw snow for the first time and it was a lot of fun you know because now I was with my brother I had two older step sisters and my stepsisters would take me like like to the Tigers Games 'cause one. She was just so fascinated and excited until she took me with her. All the time. I think that was one of the ways that she could get out because I don't think she was supposed to be dating so she took me as the excuse you know put the miracles together well. The miracles came together or my brother had a group which consisted of smokey Bobby Ronnie and Pete and the guys had a group firstly we the chimes chimes five times and they became the matadors will when my brother was a matador I actually formed a group of five girls and that group was matador aretz prior to that when my brother was an orchid I had a group called the orchestra so whatever you did I kinda followed his is legal. My brother decided nothing was happening with the show business stuff so he decided to join the army as a result the guys used to always practice in in our basement to rehearse in all of that so I heard all the songs and after my brother was gone a great audition came an opportunity for an audition in came about and it was absolutely fascinating you know and that maybe you get an opportunity to be able to record and as a result smokey asked me would I go to the audition with them as their fifth member and I said yes and that the idea and when we got there and rehearsed the gentleman that was auditioning us. I'm sorry I don't like I don't really like the group he didn't see say it just like that but it meant that what he wanted actually at that time he wanted smokey and I'd be like a dual and the duo would have been just he and I see and forgetting the guys Mickey and Sylvia were real popular at the time and so therefore that's what they wanted that's so he wanted will of course we weren't GonNa leave the guys of course I was knew I wasn't really a part of their group yet and we we just kind of you know the guys especially. We're so so very very disappointed because they thought this was their one opportunity. They're going to get a recording contract. Well there was a gentleman walking around and that gentleman said do you have any more of those songs and smokey spoke up and he said yes he said how many said one hundred rid so we said well. Can I hear some of those so when the piano and we started singing and performing not very much performing mainly he just singing and re. I'm laughing because I actually was in my United States. Marine Corps a uniform. I was in the reserves reserves and I was you know it was that time of the day so it was coming from our basic practice and went to the audition and you know after all that happened and then this gentleman asking us to sing he listened very very patiently very repatirated. Every song has to have a beginning a middle and end so that you know how to write property can't be all over over the place and because we went to the audition singing five original songs and after that occurred you know when we saying the gentleman introduces himself and he said my name is Berry Gordy today. Everybody gets real excited when I say AH Berry Gordy but he wasn't as well known at that time but smoke he actually knew who he was because smoking you look at the hit parade magazine Zine that was out in that magazine actually had had the lyrics listed of the song as well as the song writer or writers and and he has seen Mr Gordie's name down there so he was like Oh boy you know I'm getting an opportunity to see this famous guy I must i I had never heard of Mr. I guess really sheltered or something and I thought who is because smokey was so excited excited. He was like Oh so at the end of that. Mister Gordy said he'd like to work with us so I was you know I'm new to the group so I I don't know include me or not and as as we kept talking to him then I found out later more about him and and his family is family was really well recognized around Detroit. You know they had so many entrepreneurship businesses. They had a a printing company. They had a record company. They had yes. They have construction. They also so had Mrs Gordy senior was well into the insurance business so they were really really entrepreneurs long before leaving her. Yes yes and there were eight children. Mr Gordon being a child number seven which always that's that's a pretty lucky number so we started working with him. Of course this year is that particular year was nineteen fifty seven so Mr Gordon was saying that we needed record so our first record that was released was February nineteenth nineteen fifty eight which coincidentally is bobby and smokey's birthdays and you know same same day same year same everything same hospital as well as they actually found out later an hour apart and they met fourteen years later uh well as story went on this is now nineteen fifty eight but there is no motown yet that had not occurred and and when we see that magnificent wonderful royalty check three dollars a nineteenth since it was like Oh my God you know. Is this this this what happens with showbusiness how you ever GonNa make are you going to ever have a home or an apartment or any of the above and smokey suggested to Mr Gordy that you know maybe you should have your own record company because we certainly could not do any worse yeah and that was kind of like the start a we had had prior to that a two record deal with the record label which was our I song gotTa Job can then after that we had a two record deal with chess records of and the thing is I don't recall with the royalty check was from wound gigantic. No no it was never gigantic. Unfortunately well well as as time you know went by motown itself which is now sixty years was started January twelfth nineteen nineteen fifty nine and would made that something remarkable as far as having a company Mr Gordon Gordon what had not only have thought that we should definitely have our own record our own whatever and and so the song for that became we recorded Chaperon my mother call she said Eh on you growing up now pretty soon new take awry and then she said
"motown" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"Cajun accent a Motown records. wow one with a count on what should be I'm serious I didn't know that. thank you Mister Robinson we guides got up next it's got. Hey guys happy Friday just got what you think it. how about a heavy set guy who got over eight minutes the love and and now he's praying for the end of time. I see employments got for not having that one. I never played it. what I never played it. forty yeah that's really deserving of an honorable mention I should've been eyeing and we should have had any yeah leave it we got David up next a David. that is not a gentleman. do they ever which thank. Hey I'm thinking this one of the classic is stands a best of time and goes long to politics is there who won't get fooled again yes number two. is the greatest moment in rock and roll. this is fantastic. I love the way it is yeah. number one number two or three and five who's.
Jennifer Lopez reportedly in talks for Super Bowl Halftime Show
"Do we know is gonna do the Superbowl halftime show looks like it's going to be Jennifer Lopez she's in talks right now nobody is confirming it for sure but that's what all the talk is right I'm not happy with them I she's great she's beautiful she's very talented she can't sing. so intense and since it's a music show for fifteen minutes I think that's an issue okay sounds good instrument Donna she speaks highly of you to. I do think it's a good idea I think okay and there's going to be so much flash and dancing and so much other than just singing going on well that's part of the problem and I know she's going to ask me to be one of our background dancers and I don't know if I feel like the awkward now online and remember when she did the Motown tribute at the Grammy awards sand she got some detractors as well yeah people said that it should have been should have been someone who is a part of African American person doing it but I thought our performance was
"motown" Discussed on Newsradio 830 WCCO
"Than Motown Motown wasn't really funk that to me is the if not a power of the James Brown effect he influenced fly influence Stevie influence friends here who is in dance music. now let's take this back to where we started here's the. song writing production team for single. the dream Nash Chris Ricky Stuart. yeah. three stars is V. Drummond and kirke sound that we heard. about what. I'm thinking on fire yeah you know. he's as I'm giving him nothing on jet.
Stevie Wonder, Writer And London discussed on WBZ Afternoon News
"Nine Stevie Wonder will undergo kidney surgery in two months the sixty nine year old singer song writer announcing the news at a concert in London last night saying that he wanted to stop the rumors that are spreading about his health have a trans this year all good Stevie Wonder first hit it big with finger tips part one in nineteen sixty three that's when it was recorded he was then with Motown and he was only thirteen years old at the
Michael Jackson: 10 Years After His Death
"Ten years since michael jackson died oh my wow yeah Wow. unbelievable years okay but just kind of long no because all the specials and Yeah. brought up often i remember going to a screening at the mall of america and i was going down an escalator remember when i got the tax and i was like no this isn't this and then we went into a bar to to watch the coverage and it was like wow this this is happening this is real and very very weird especially just because i'm of the generation where i remember the moonwalk i remember the motown anniversary special where he did it i was i it's a childhood memory that hopefully will be with me forever i remember sitting sitting cross lay just sitting on the floor with our ugly brown carpeting in our t._v. the size of a seven forty seven and watching that with my mom and my dad and my parents just were like what is that what did he just do and i mean obviously now decades later his legacies a little more complicated and a little more i'm a little conflicted you know normally we would do some sort of i was thinking about this when phil brought it up like you know normally we would have done a palooza or maybe something michael jackson theme but i didn't want to i didn't even bring it up just because again conflicted it's it's a complicated legacy
NBA Legend Dikembe Mutombo records Ebola messages to help US officials fight outbreak
"Health officials in the u._s. are turning to basketball hall of famer to can be mutombo for help in battling a deadly outbreak of ebola the a._p.'s ed donahue reports nearly fifteen hundred people have died since the outbreak was declared in eastern congo less than a year ago my bread the motown bo is a well known philanthropist in his native congo the centers for disease control and prevention hopes matombo gets the message across he moved to the u._s. in the nineteen eighties intending to pursue a medical degree he understands where the distrust about ebola comes from those people too Barth through evil where this comes from those people, too. Barth Ron's evil where this is. do school pupil from daily life makamba messages talk about recognizing the early signs of ebola early treatment and prevention
Marvin Gaye will get his own U.S. postage stamp in April
"Motown legend will be immortalized. I'm postage-stamp stamp. Chris Barnes delivers the details. The postal service will release instead honoring Marvin Gaye on April. Second I won't would've been his eightieth birthday. It's part of the postal services music icon series designed to look like a record sleeve inspired by historic photographs gay was known for this. Let's get it on many many other fatally shot by your father in nineteen Eighty-four
"motown" Discussed on KQED Radio
"All the old grandeur of the Detroit opera house as again, I say. How lucky are we to have landed in an opera house in the heart of Motown? Can you imagine two more beautiful? Worlds colliding than that opera. And motown. So once again, that's opera. Motown. Opera. On house in the middle of Detroit. I am a kid in a candy store here in the motor city. Then.
Smokey Robinson Tells Critics to ''Stop Hating'' On Jennifer Lopez's 2019 Grammys Performance
"But a smokey Robinson. We'll get Robinson is speaking out against everyone. Who criticized Jennifer Lopez Motown tribute at Sunday's Grammy awards J lo performed a medley of hits like dancing in the streets. Do you love me, and please Mr. postman at the awards show and people online questioned why someone who is black? Wasn't chosen to do it. I think that's a good question. However is dude up for Jenny from the block. And. And he said. That. Confining motown. Has no race and confining it sound to African Americans is a stupid philosophy. He also thinks those who believe that. There was something wrong with the Hispanic woman showcasing genre completely missed the point of Motown, which he says is about breaking all
Rappers, women won big at Grammys after past snubs
"You watch the Grammy awards last night, and you care about representation and diversity. You may have been pleasantly surprised the sixty first annual Grammy awards did not repeat the Grammy. So male ceremony of twenty eighteen where only one woman Elissa car up one a solo award in the top categories Alicia Keys, hosted Cardi B became the first solo women to win for rap album and Casey must graves took home the trophy for album of the year on top of all that the show's musical performances were heavily female driven with numbers by do aletha. Dolly Parton, communica Baeau, lady Gaga and many more. I spoke today with varieties executive music editor, Shirley Helprin. And she began with her reaction to the shows performances. I thought the performances were really top knots. I thought they were very well produced. They were colorful, they were labyrinth was a lot of, you know, really, you know, beautiful choreography, you know, there were couple of moments. I think people were sort of scratching their heads. Like Jennifer Lopez, you know, sort of presence in the Motown sixtieth anniversary tributes. You know, she got a lot more singing time than smokey Robinson. Who was you know, one of the architects of the Motown's found, but I think Casey muss grades was fantastic. Cardi B was really fun. Boys over about his truck Sawhill speak. In terms of of them stepping into that kind of Barras in line last year about how women needs to step up. I mean, I think the producers and CBS really took to heart the controversy and really looked at their program and thought about these issues I wanna play something from do aletha who won best new artist. She was making a reference to comments made last year by academy president Neo Poh now. Oh my God. I don't even know what speaking I guess where I wanted to begin by saying. How on and I am to be nominated alongside so many incredible female artists, the fizz, I guess this really stepped up. So that is Mirroring what Neil porno said about women stepping up. So they're two things that are at issue here. One is who is allowed and invited to perform their show and the second is who actually goes home with a hardware. So if you're to look at who actually was nominated who won Grammys does it feel like some progress is being made on that front. Even if the performers were actually more Representative of the industry. Yeah. I can't really give credit to the Grammys organization for that. Because it's it's the voting body and the voting body is is working musicians and engineers and mixers producers songwriters, you know. So so it's really what they feel are our songs on the albums that most resonated this year. I think Casey most grades winning album of the year is a great example of how an artist really transcend, John RAs, I love country music with everything that I am. And I'm very proud to be able to get to share my version of that with the world. Thank you for supporting that joke, the embraced by, you know, not just an American audience, but global audience who, you know, probably a lot of them wouldn't call themselves country music fans. So I think that was a big win. And I think childish Gambino winning for this is America, which is such a provocative. You know, in politically charged song was another example of the voting body really embracing something that is different that is not pop-oriented. That wasn't you know, like a major radio hit, you know, all of these things come into play. And and I think things are changing, you know, look -lution sorta like steering battleship. It doesn't happen overnight. But I see signs of abroad or more inclusive Grammy organization than the feature were you think about kind of how wide net the Grammy's and the Grammy voters are casting. You look at Casey most graves, even though the k pop. Bam BTO's did not win. There were certainly a big presence. Does it feel like the definition of what is Grammy worthy is becoming a little bit more broad now. Well, I think there's always been this conflict between Grammys as a TV show and Grammy's as, you know, a music awards ceremony, and you really have to balance those two things, and I think for CBS, which which airs the show their priority is really just making sure that people tune in and that they get the youngest demo possible. You know, Camille at the Belo is odd. Obviously very much of that generation and BTS which has very very energetic fan base. That's why they were toes into present. I mean, they were only nominated for best reporting package and they didn't win. So, you know, been of a stretch to have them there. But that's not to say that people weren't like in excited. Just to see you know, what is the biggest Cape fans in the world. So it's a mix of all those things, you know. I mean, I think it'll be more interesting to see how other awards shows sort of pit after the Grammy's, and the fact that that really took, you know, a much broader more pop Centric Roop of artists to perform were you think about the people who won not only the broadcast Ramon. But earlier was there a specific award that really gratified you and conversely was there one person who didn't win who really wish might have. I think the gratifying win was Saint Vincent winning with Jeff. Antonoff just to incredible artists. You know, I was really thrilled that to aletha one for for best new artist and for electricity, which is just an amazing amazing song really one of the greatest songs of the last year in terms of surprises. I mean, I I mean the little surprise that some of the artists coming in with so many nominations like Drake really didn't walk away with a whole hell of a lot. But I will shout out to one amazing female mastering engineer, which is Emily Lazar. She won four for mastering for Beck's album, and she has been at this for like, you know, twenty years really at the top of her name. And she's the first woman, you know, mastering engineer to win a Grammy of the stature. So really really thrilled about that. To know when it comes to representation women come up very short as producers and as engineer so that was a very special win,
2019 Grammy Tributes Explained
"There will be some special tributes on tapa tonight's Grammy awards ceremony. CBS's? Steve Futterman is in LA. In addition to tonight's awards. There will be special tributes during the primetime show on CBS. One of the most moving moments is likely to come during the tribute to Aretha Franklin who died last August. There will also be attributed to country legend, Dolly Parton and Motown legend, Diana Ross will perform live during the show this year marks the sixtieth anniversary of the Motown
‘Glass’ Tops Long Weekend Box Office
"Behind American sniper and ride along. Michelle Pollino, Fox News. Some of the most prominent artists Gandhari dissemble the life and legacy of Aretha Franklin and Detroit the event call the celebration of the Queen of soul. Aretha Franklin song and dance set for February. First at the Detroit institute of arts Joan Belgrave life of late jazz trumpeter Marcus Belgrave is producing and singing along with Davis. Mark Scott at the miracles and the Motown legends gospel choir. I'm Lisa lisera amiss. Fox news. From the Florida central credit
DR Horton, Melissa and Macy discussed on CNBC's Fast Money
"Welcome back to fast money, despite all the doom and gloom. They're work. You surprising. Bright spots in the beat in this market about Janis at the new York Stock Exchange with a look at them. Hey, bob. Hello, melissa. There weren't a lot of bright spots. But we just love Motown here. So there were a few included retailers like Abercrombie and buckle in Burlington. They were all double digits gap with strong as well. Macy's was up fractionally on the week. And we had the automotive stocks by heavens. We saw a Woosh of buying in the last two days everything from group one auto motive GM and Ford moved up mid single digits. That's amazing. The home building stocks. This is another group that's had the stuffing beaten out of it had a comparatively strong week as well. We had good earnings who pulled to helping with toll Lenore, we're DR Horton all into the green volume has been especially heavy in the home building group. It's down about twenty percent month. In fact, they were buying home builders like crazy at the bottom of this morning. The volume was huge in that has a lot of traitors complaining why? Because traders want to see a tradable bottom. That's what they want. What is it going to be over? And they don't see the signs of it yet. They think the sentiment is still too positive a lot of them and they point to. The huge rally. We had that the s&p rose sixty points in the middle of the day. What the conventional wisdom is the economy is good. A lot of these stocks are oversold it washed out, and it's time to buy them. Well, these guys they won't send them in to be a lot more negative. They want the vix much higher. If not in the fifties. Like it wasn't February. Okay. At least in the mid thirties or higher. That's why most traders I talked today. Felt that today didn't settle anything that it was an indeterminate day. And I'd have to with them on that one having weekend Melissa about one question here on the home builder's the traders are upset because there was heavy volume on the upside in the in the home builder's, and we didn't see that wished to the downside in terms of Chilean. They want even more negative sentiment. Overall. They think people are now picking bottoms when the most beaten up groups like I said, just with the home builder's there and the automotive stocks and that this still to generically positive. Okay. There are the washed out now. Let's buy them. All right. They want. Nobody interested at all
John McCain, Aretha Franklin and New Mexico discussed on Overnight America with Ryan Wrecker
"Attributed concert for Aretha Franklin, on, the eve, of her funeral Motown records founder berry Gordy spoke at the Detroit event via, video artist come along once. In a decade some once in a lifetime but, in Aretha Franklin comes along only once
Dionne Warwick Franklin, Detroit and Franklin discussed on Nick Digilio
"The Queen of soul has passed away. At seventy six she died yesterday She was. A once in a generation singer, it says here which is absolutely true she was the Queen. Of soul. But also ventured into and mastered virtually every style of music, from jazz to classical and rhythm and blues she passed away at her home in Detroit from pancreatic cancer according to the late singer's publicist, the singer was in and out of ill health for. Years last summer In Detroit she asked an audience to keep me in your prayers she. Had to take several breaks, during the show and appeared frail earlier. In the year she announced that she. Would cut back on her schedule two thousand ten she underwent surgery to remove. A tumor and cancelled six months of tour dates. Yet last year before performance of the Chicago theatre she told the Tribune I'm not quitting. And she, said she. Was working on new music with Stevie Wonder. Her musical contributions, were diverse ranging in. Tone from spiritual to gaudy her, singing style came from single source she practically grew up in the church and the emotional intensity and personal. Connection she nurtured there and the music never left her it. Informs her virtually every one of, her top seventy seven one hundred songs including Twenty-one number one Rb hits The thing many people don't understand about this change in my. Career is that I, never, left, the, church, Franklin, once told author David Ritz about, her transition, to secular music, in her late teens the church stays with me wherever I go wherever I sing critic Anthony halibut who has. Written extensively about Franklin's life and career over the decades. Has called the singer a pivotal figure in the way women and African Americans were perceived. In popular culture Franklin's role was such that such that a history of. Black America could well be divided into pre and post Aretha she won eighteen Grammy awards and was the first female artist inducted, into the rock and. Roll Hall of fame and that was in nineteen eighty-seven not only was her multi. Active measures soprano an instrument, of stunning beauty range in power but. Her piano playing often encounter points to. Her singing was Justice accomplish she influenced countless singers Whitney Houston Adele Patti LaBelle. Natalie Cole shock on Mariah Carey Luther Vandross Jennifer. Hudson Fantasia but her legend was forged not just on her ability to hit all the. Notes and, embellish them With establishing technical flourishes but also to convey emotion Nuance and deep feeling Her fame seemed destined she grew up in the household, of, the famed, preacher c l Franklin and was mentored by his friends who included gospel greats Mahalia Jackson Clara ward and Albertina Walker as a girl Franklin mesmerized congregations of her father's house of worship in Detroit. New Bethel Baptist church but her career. Was not without hardship Aretha Louise Franklin was. Born on March twenty fifth nineteen, forty. Two in Memphis Tennessee, second youngest of five children or family moved, to Buffalo New York and then to Detroit. Where her parents divorced her mother died when she was ten and. Because we're fathers travel she was primarily Ray reared by grandmother and has a teen Franklin was a soloist in her father's church and. Began recording gospel songs she dropped. Out of high school, she toured the gospel circuit singing in churches around the country was a hard life during which she learned firsthand about racism while traveling the back. Roads of the south the young singer also learned how to interact with an. Audience even at fourteen she was, in viewing the power, the power gospel song there is a fountain filled with blood with drama dread beyond her years in her Her late teens she, toured alongside the staple singers and Sammy Bryant was second Bill to her father the star preacher then much like the gospel circuit contemporaries such as. Sam Cooke David Ruffin and Dionne Warwick Franklin shifted to popular music with her. Father's blessing and moved to New, York at the age, of eighteen leaving her two young children in the care of her grandmother in Detroit She was wooed by Motown a small hometown. Label but it turned out but it certainly turned it down because it wasn't properly established yet and. Instead signed with. Columbia records there she was overseen by the legendary producer and talent scout John Hammond appears who saw her as an immense talent who shouldn't be wasted on pop triples trifles Hammond made a number of fine recordings with Franklin that bridge the world of gospel and jazz but Columbia grew impatient for hits in the. Orchestral embarrassments in choice of material that noise. Underlying strength her contract expired she moved. To Atlantic records and became under the Super Bowl supervision of Jerry Wexler who, admired, her, gospel recordings and. Wanted to update their field to a pop market Atlantic was an iron be juggernaut with a roster that included Wilson Pickett Otis Redding who was affiliated with Memphis based Stax label And. Wexler immediately paired Franklin with the muscle shoals rhythm section in Alabama a one night recording session in January of sixty seven yielded the landmark song I never loved a man the way I love you a smoldering performance that seemed to address Franklin's deteriorating relationship with her husband prevent husband Ted white Recording. In the south, during the height of the civil rights era proved overwhelming for Franklin however and she, left, the next. Day Wexler knocked out was knocked out by the performance came up with a, solution he would bring muscle shoals rhythm section to New York, where his price singer could be more comfortable. Another classic soon followed respect, a cover of reading song that Franklin transformed in, tandem with her sisters Carolyn and Erma the siblings call and response chemistry data to the, days
"motown" Discussed on WIMS AM 1420
"Time warp radio show and all we're thinking about detroit i'm thinking about motown and the marvel let's now happy twenty watch out you better john kathy.
"motown" Discussed on RobinLynne
"It has such a rich musical history what is things that you you learned about the music business and everything i'm sure that just being around there were certain things that rubbed off on you what what is that like and besides meeting people like guiding stations and more than people like that did that influence you also if they're flaws me a great deal as far as growing up around it i was just a kid so i was just in a state of and off you know what i mean just like that but i really never on the business side and so i got a little bit older you know what i mean as far about it was wonderful it was like a family you know what i mean like they creativity in use it all like a family it wasn't like just business you know what i mean right now i got like family and it makes them more creative because you can be yourself and it's not like strictly business you understand what i'm saying right yes yes really you know appreciate your family and the company and i tell you a little something my first record gigolo rap i was the first hip hop artist to get the mission for motown to use music on the motown catalogs wasn't hammer okay it was just go daddy reuse maybe give it to me baby one oh what i heard a little bit about that history.
"motown" Discussed on The Next Picture Show
"They how the film engages with motown in his parting ways with motown like it it's it makes very explicit that like after his experience he is uncomfortable with performing music that is targeted at white people in that it quote unquote mainstream audiences but white audiences and there's specific dialogue to that effect and enrich reading to seeing in an all black church and sing spiritual music that does have a very strong emotional components to the black community in which he lives i think that is of really telling ark for his character it's too little of the movie like i think the movie almost revels in the violence in a way that i think is i'm not gonna call in responsible because i don't think there's bad intent and big lawn bowls part with this movie i think it is just like to go back to what i quoted you lapente corvo saying why am i making this film it seems to be they want to make this film to draw a direct correlation that like this is still happening and these are events that are so happening thing is like we know that we see these events there is a video of police brutality this is not a hidden thing to us or especially to black people who experiences in their communities and i think that's where a lot of the criticisms of irresponsibility on the movies part come from and that it seems to be holding it up for the benefit honestly of white audiences to make us uncomfortable and it succeeds in that respect but did it needs to be done.
"motown" Discussed on WJR 760
"The success in motown the musical you've got the temptations project going how's that going to be different from what anybody may know or what they may have seen already on stage oh a guy we differed into that it should have the guts approach about the jeff says search utilities that will be shade are of the end up late backed off the it and the ministerial show on the what i've thought an do under your despair by boot read it tears i did a bit at welled up because the way they uh but trade of that way they're back and all who dear jersey boy as approach it it is uh something very special well it was a special time minute it's something that still resonates across the world we just had william chepe in from the automotive hall of fame in here and we were talking about the two big attractions at everybody around the world wants to come to detroit for our cars in motown and the motel ziam is finally expanding i've you have you dialed in on that at all you aware what's god governor defeat because i was so about it uh earlier this year i da at all what i interview you hours kill people uh erode detroit adult for the big three or or awkward motor yamamoto's added a crash that well ethic out draw with the big oh now the motown stand by a baugh a bond all that kind of action acknowledgement well it's true and i just whatever i think about the this motown museum expansion the only question i have is what took so long a set of get i'm on a bus lo let's icee when i think about the motown museum expanding into a much bigger site i i just say to myself what took so long however yet other good question you know better better late than never be caught a bit started a few years ago but i guess for whatever reason uh it it didn't quiet all come together but i feel all right i'll die of even a many years later off boy have had affected that uh most out of duty at gotta output waits of your start of crawled over the world like we bear everybody talks about molkho ogun so it's great to know that they're doing that while it is you are legends and the show on the twentythird at freedom hill is the legends of motown a salute to leads the motown in addition of the.